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Lana Del Rey Says Radiohead Lawsuit Is Over
Christian Eede , March 27th, 2018 14:18

During a show in Brazil, Lana Del Rey told fans that the legal dispute with Radiohead over her track 'Get Free' is now over

Lana Del Rey has told fans that the legal dispute between her and Radiohead over alleged similarities between her track 'Get Free' and their 1993 hit 'Creep' is now over.

"Well, fuck! I mean, now that my lawsuit’s over, I guess I can sing that song any time I want, right?", she commented on stage at Lollapalooza Brasil over the weekend, after performing 'Get Free'.

Lana Del Rey claimed on Twitter earlier this year that Radiohead had launched legal proceedings against her over the alleged similarities. "It's true about the lawsuit," she tweeted. Although I know my song wasn't inspired by 'Creep', Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing - I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100. Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court."

Later that week, however, there was a new twist in the dispute after Radiohead's music publisher Warner/Chappell denied the existence of any lawsuit by Radiohead against Del Rey. "As Radiohead's music publisher, it's true that we've been in discussions since August of last year with Lana Del Rey's representatives," said a representative for Warner/Chappell at the time.

The statement continued: "It's clear that the verses of 'Get Free' use musical elements found in the verses of 'Creep; and we've requested that this be acknowledged in favour of all writers of 'Creep'. To set the record straight, no lawsuit has been issued and Radiohead have not said they 'will only accept 100%' of the publishing of 'Get Free'."

No further updates had been made on the matter in public since.

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